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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, April 12, 2001.

Met at three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M.

Petitions.

Mr. Nuciforo presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1845) of Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr., and Shaun P. Kelly (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the board of selectmen in the town of Dalton [Local approval received],— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Local Affairs.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Brewer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer, Reed V. Hillman, James P. Jajuga, Stephen F. Lynch and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to criminal offender record information for substitute teachers; and

By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer and David C. Bunker, Jr., for legislation relative to vehicle weight limitation requirements;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

 

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Jajuga, for the committee on Public Safety, on Senate, No. 1152 and House, No. 3809, a Bill creating a bureau of power linemen in the Department of Public Safety (Senate, No. 1152);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Glodis, for the committee on Election Laws, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 354) of Michael W. Morrissey, Ronald Mariano, Anthony J. Verga, other members of the General Court and others for legislation relative to the compilation and distribution of street lists;

By Ms. Chandler, for the committee on Federal Financial Assistance, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 364) of Robert S. Creedon, Jr., for legislation to exempt law enforcement agencies from indirect costs charged in federal grant monies; and

By Mr. Jajuga, for the committee on Public Safety, ought NOT to pass:

On the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1168) of Chris Williams for legislation to authorize and direct the Department of Public Safety to conduct a study relative to the safety of youth and school athletic programs;

On the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1177) of Guy W. Glodis, John P. Fresolo, Stephen M. Brewer and other members of the General Court for legislation to authorize the State Police to use a certain percentage of the proceeds from civil motor vehicle citations for annual replacement of State Police cruisers;

On the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1204) of James P. Jajuga, Therese Murray, Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation to create the Massachusetts prison industries enhancement program;

On the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1228) of Brian P. Lees and Jo Ann Sprague for legislation to prohibit the use of tobacco by inmates of correctional facilities;

On the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1234) of David P. Magnani, Mary Jane Simmons and Edward G. Connolly for legislation relative to the supervision of individuals on parole from a correctional facility; and

On the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1289) of Bruce E. Tarr, Scott P. Brown, Susan W. Pope and Brian M. Cresta for legislation to allow for contracting with private entities for the labor of prisoners;
Severally referred, under Senate Rule 36, to the committee on Steering and Policy.

Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Steering and Policy reported that the following matters be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The Senate bills

Relative to the practice of public accountancy (Senate, No. 369);

Relative to the Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine (Senate, No. 386);

Pertaining to emergency telecommunications (Senate, No. 412);

Relative to municipal light plant department security deposits (Senate, No. 414);

Relative to municipal light plant contracts (Senate, No. 421);

Relative to the Board of State Examiners of Plumbers (Senate, No. 425);

Protecting consumers against additional charges from new area codes (Senate, No. 433);

Relative to residency requirements for a fortune teller’s license (Senate, No. 443);

Relative to medical examinations required by certain boards of registration (Senate, No. 447); and

Relative to the reporting deadline of the commission on alternative medicine (Senate, No. 528, changed); and

The Senate report of the committee on Government Regulations, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 445) of Charles E. Shannon and Michael A. Sullivan for legislation to designate area codes within the Commonwealth.

 

Committees Discharged.

Ms. Menard, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration

Of the Senate Bill relative to dietary supplements (Senate, No. 1839);

Of the Senate Resolve to create a special commission on homelessness (Senate, No. 727);

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Government Regulations to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of a certain current Senate document numbered 397, relative to gas companies’ contracts (Senate, No. 1838); and

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of a certain current Senate document numbered 578, relative to the registration of naturopathic physicians (Senate, No. 1840);

And recommending that the same severally be referred to the Senate committee on Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.

 

Report of a Committee on a Proposal for a

Legislative Amendment to the Constitution.

Mr. Havern, for the committee on Transportation, on the petition (accompanied by proposal, House, No. 2463) of Joseph C. Sullivan, Robert A. Havern and another for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the expenditure of monies from the Highway Fund,— reported, in accordance with a provision of Joint Rule 23, recommending that the amendment proposed by said petition (see House, No. 2463), ought to pass.
The report was read, and placed on file, in accordance with the requirements of said rule.

 

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A report of the committee on Federal Financial Assistance, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by resolutions, House, No. 248) of Rosaire J. Rajotte relative to the adoption of resolutions by the General Court requesting the construction of a veterans’ rehabilitation hospital in Worcester County, and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Health Care,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “congratulating John P. Sullivan”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Murray and Mr. O’Leary) “congratulating Peter F. Boyer on the occasion of his retirement”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Tolman, Ms. Melconian, Ms. Creem, Ms. Resor, Ms. Chandler, Mr. Tarr, Ms. Tucker, Messrs. O’Leary and Moore, Ms. Jacques and Ms. Wilkerson) “on the occasion of the Day of Remembrance for the Armenian Genocide of 1915 to 1923”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Tolman) “on the occasion of the retirement of Doctor Frank Campanella.”

Report of a Committee.

Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Steering and Policy, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The House Bill authorizing the town of Mansfield to use certain conservation land for road and bridge purposes (printed in House, No. 4002).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tolman, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Matter Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matter was taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:

The Senate Bill establishing a capital investment fund in the town of Blackstone (Senate, No. 1026),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4094) of Stephen M. Brewer and John F. Merrigan for legislation to authorize the Department of Correction to establish a sick leave bank for Michael McCorquodale, an employee of said department,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

 

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Melconian,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Tuesday next at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.

On motion of Mr. Tisei, at six minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Tuesday at eleven o’clock A.M.